JELD-WEN

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JELD-WEN Reviews

Updated 4 January 2015
Updated 4 January 2015
84 Reviews
2.5
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JELD-WEN President & CEO Kirk Hachigian
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits but you will work OFTEN (in 7 reviews)

  • The people are great to work with (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Got one raise in 6 years, no bonuses or commission in "Sales" regardless of managing a 15 (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Its not what you know, its who you know

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are worse jobs out there.. if you look hard enough. The pay is slightly above minimum wage, im really trying to think positive here

    Cons

    Group Managers at jeld-wen uk get away with doing next to nothing. Some have got into Group manager positions simply for being pals with the C.O's . No Bonus's or Pay rises in years. No possibility of self-improvement within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your head out of the sand, and start taking responsibility! Also you have skilled workers in unskilled jobs on unskilled pay rates! Utilize us!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very political with micro-managing senior mgmt.

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    Former Employee - Boss in Dothan, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Boss in Dothan, AL (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Have decent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Senior VP likes to control everything. Extreme micro-manager. Needs to her off his high horse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pay could be better.

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    Former Employee - Frame Assembly in Hawkins, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Frame Assembly in Hawkins, WI (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Paid weekly, manager in my department was awesome! Very laid back super nice.

    Cons

    Very old out dated machines alot of doing your own maintenance. Pay could be higher. Not much of a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better more efficient equipment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Group Manager in Hawkins, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Hawkins, WI (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    Decent salary. Used to be a good place to work.

    Cons

    Equity ownership = more job cuts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Terribile corporate Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Goup Manager in Grand Prairie, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Goup Manager in Grand Prairie, TX (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN

    Pros

    good pay is about it.

    Cons

    do more in less time is the corporate philosophy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management, low wages, subpar benefits, poor job security.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family owned at the time I worked in one of their plants. Usually had weekends off even during busy times of the year. Tuition reimbursement offered and at the facility I worked there would have been plenty of time to go to school

    Cons

    Not a lot of business which made this a part time job. Management is incompetent and likes to have fall guys in place to protect their job. The real philosophy is to "keep your best workers underneath you" so a manager can make his or herself look better. Hiring a person with a degree does not make them a better candidate to manage an area vs someone with 10 years experience but the culture of Jeld-Wen says otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your best and get rid of all you incompetent finger pointing blame gaming so called senior managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with good people.
    The benefits were ok, with certain ways to make them more affordable.
    Plenty to do at work each day.

    Cons

    Below industry average compensation.
    Little opportunity for promotion/salary increases.
    Inconsistent communication from management/department heads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was a time when the small town/family type environment actually existed. Now it seems all of that is lost in the scramble to cut costs no matter what. The employees need to feel valued and that there work can actually help accomplish something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyed my job, but left a bit to be desired.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed watching the outcome of projects I was responsible for.

    Cons

    Company not the same since changing hands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time thinking outside the box.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Channel Manager

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    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at JELD-WEN full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong Products
    Strong sales team
    Previous management
    Long History
    Strong middle management
    Customer Focused
    Good employees
    Strong Marketing / Product Development

    Cons

    Company decides when or if to give bonuses. No control over own destiny.
    Company retirement held hostage as the company stock continues to decline.
    Current management has little concern for employees.
    ONEX has cleaned house destroying previous company values and culture
    Operationally driven company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take control of the company from investors to return the company back to the days when JELD-WEN's culture was driven by the "Golden Rule."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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